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The Problem with “Stuff”

The late comedian George Carlin used to have a routine called, “A place for my stuff.” He was referring to the idea that, besides being a place to sleep and eat, the purpose of a home is essentially to store all the stuff you accumulate over the years. That may or ...

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SALES, PRICES OF SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES & CONDOS CONTINUE TO CLIMB ACROSS GREATER BOSTON

  Boston, MA. -- Sales of single-family homes and condominiums each rose steadily in April, improving on an annual basis for an eighth consecutive month, and median selling prices rose to new record highs as inventory levels remain constrained, a new report from the Greater Boston Association of REALTORS® (GBAR) shows. ...

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What’s Memorable about your Home?

Chances are, there is a characteristic of your property that everyone remembers, appreciates, and maybe even envies. It could be a spacious kitchen with an island and upgraded appliances… or a stunning backyard with a wrap-around deck and beautiful landscaping… or rustic hardwood floors that contrast with elegant, high-end ceramics. Whatever ...

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What Happens when you Make an Offer?

If you want to buy a new washing machine, you simply go into a retail store and pay the listed price. Pretty simple. However, it doesn’t work quite that way when it comes to real estate. Although a home will usually have a “listed price”, you must make an “offer” for ...

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Should I Buy Now or Wait? 

Some Highlights If you’re thinking that waiting a year or two to purchase a home might mean you’ll save some money, think again. Mortgage interest rates are currently very low, but experts across the board are forecasting increases in both home prices and interest rates. Buying a home now means you’ll spend less in ...

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WOW Batman…Sales Prices on Single Family Homes Up 16%

WOW Batman...Sales Prices on Single Family Homes Up 16% April 20, 2021 - The number of closed sales of homes continued to rise in March from last month, according to The Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® (MAR), indicating a busy spring market. For single-family homes in February, there were 2,779 closed sales on ...

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Is Your Home in “Move-In” Condition?

When buyers view your home, they ask themselves whether they like it. Assuming that the answer is “yes”, they try to determine how much work would be required before they could move in. It’s not uncommon for a buyer to be interested in a property but be turned off by the ...

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How Much Can you Afford?

Why is it so important to know how much you can afford to spend on a home? Two reasons. First, you don’t want to buy a property and then find out, after you’ve moved in, that you can’t financially maintain it. That would mean having to resell it under stressful conditions. Second, you ...

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